Local Exporters to be Sensitized on Railway Transport

Former Busongora South FDC MP, capsule Christopher Kibazanga took oath to defend the NRM ideology and principles after defecting from the main opposition party, see FDC.

According to pictures released by State House, physician the once outspoken FDC firebrand is seen holding a bible and taking oath before President Museveni at State House Entebbe.

The NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba also graced the occasion.

In Parliament, Kibazanga made a name for eloquently articulating the needs of the common man and condemned government excesses.

The timing of the top FDC official’s defection comes just a few months ahead of the 2016 general elections.

On October 6, 2011, Kibazanga said he would not return to Parliament because his efforts in fighting corruption had hit a dead end.

FDC's Kibazanga swears an oath of allegiance to NRM at a function held at State House in Entebbe recently
FDC’s Kibazanga swears an oath of allegiance to NRM at a function held at State House in Entebbe recently

“I am happy for having been a member of the sixth parliament that tried to clean government of corrupt officials, only to be returned by President Museveni who saw no need of fighting corruption by then,” he said then.

“What we saw 15 years ago some short sighted Ugandans can see it now after 15 years. What we see while kneeling down some Ugandans who think they have vision cannot see even when you take them on top of mount Rwenzori. What a leadership we have, God is not fair to us. But society gets leaders it deserves.”


ChimpReports broke the news of Kibazanga’s quiet defection in July 2014.

Kibazanga, who is the younger brother of Rwenzururu King Wesley Membere, crossed to NRM with FDC bigwig, Gideon Mugisa.

During the State House function, President Museveni held discussion with cultural leaders from the Rwenzururu Kingdom of Kasese and the Obudhingiya of Bundibugyo.
Qalaa Holdings, sildenafil an African leader in infrastructure and industry, pharmacy in a bid to boost intra Trade between Egypt and East African Countries will on September 9, search 2015 hold a conference to present Rift Valley Railways to local exporters.

Held under the auspices of  Egypt’s Minister of Trade and industry, the conference themed, “Rift Valley Railways: An Integrated Logistics Solution in East Africa,” will highlight Qalaa Holdings’ strategy to increase the presence of Egyptian businesses in Africa.

The event which will be attended by leading members of the Egyptian business community, will also highlight the competitive advantages of using rail as the most efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly mode of transporting goods in East Africa.

“East Africa offers potentially lucrative opportunities for Egyptian exporters. By taking advantage of rail transport, we can significantly increase the volume of trade between Egypt and East Africa,” Karim Sadek the Managing Director and Head of Transportation and Logistics at Qalaa Holdings said.

“At Qalaa Holdings, we have been committed to developing a fully integrated transportation and logistics platform through RVR to offer high-quality and affordable services that can help exporters overcome the major obstacles associated with the transport of goods in the region such as customs clearance, logistics and security concerns,”  Sadek added.

The one-day event organized by Qalaa Holdings and Rift Valley Railways in cooperation with the African Commercial Bureau will include valuable insight and ideas from a team of seasoned experts in the field of transportation and logistics in the East Africa.

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